Didn't mean to derail dickie's thread, but Patrick Bateman's take on Huey Lewis was the first thing I thought of when I started reading. :D
Sublime, never found them interesting in high school, now I could recite all the lyrics, just caught on with me.
Was into metal early in my youth, got into them 10 years ago.
Bruce Springsteen and The Dead.
Hated them in HS because everyone else loved them...grew to like them years later...but now Bruce's politics have overshadowed his music for me... and I hate him again.
oh yes BRUCE good one. same for me. hated them then. now i love me some meeting across the bridge or whatever its called
I have a rule.......if a band, no matter how gay they are, honestly write what i consider at least 2 great songs, i give them respect.
and i hated steely dan then, and i hate them more now
Now I went to a show in 2008 at the Oakland Arena; the gravity of his older stuff was making it impossible to let the new stuff catch fire. TP was literally begging for a chance; asking people to suspend their attachment to those tunes; they will be played yada yada yada - yet, people sat like church mice during the new stuff; I felt I was cheated out of $65.
So, that's where I find the purchase to make that statement. I PLAY that old stuff; WHAT'S NEXT???
Skid Row and Thin Lizzy.
I hated Radiohead when they first appeared with "Creep" - just another wallowing-in-self-pity/teen-angst band I thought.
Well, they showed me.
During the 80's I hated bands like Hall and Oates - now realise they are/were purveyors of perfect 3 minute pop. I hated stuff like "Jessie's Girl" - stuff which I thought at the time was for the braindead, now I really like the song and others like it from around that time.
Guns N Roses is a band I have always hated and always will - completely talentless in every way, just a tickbox of what a "great" classic rock band should be. Apeing, very badly, the Stones, Zep etc, right down to the drug troubles and the feuds. When I see pictures of Axl Rose today, I think: "justice!"